Problem Burning Blu-Ray Video
Posted 08 October 2011 - 09:16 AM
Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:39 PM
After learning my Power PC G5 could run Leopard, I upgraded to OSX 10.5.8 and bought Toast 10 with the Toast 10 HD-BD Blu-ray Plug-in. But I still couldn't get it to burn Hi-Def Blu-ray video. The problem was a combination of conflicting codecs, and a bug in QuickTime 7.7 when I upgraded to Leopard 10.5.8 (not Snow Leopard).
I discovered the QuickTime 7.7 problem from the Mac Forums. Apparently a lot of people are pissed off because the upgrade to QuickTime 7.7 rendered a lot of movie file types un-recognizable in QuickTime Player, Final Cut Studio, and I suspect my version of Toast 10. This problem seems to affect not just Leopard but Snow Leopard and Lion among others.
The easy part was removing the older suspect non-apple codecs from the Mac HD>Library>QuickTime folder. The hard part was tryiing to install an earlier version of QuickTime 7.6.4 without completely re-installing the Leopard OS software. An earlier version installer of an Apple app won't work.
I learned that there's a Shareware program called Pacifist which takes elements from the earlier QuickTime installer and replaces the newer versions problem files. The version # still says 7.7 but the elements have changed. See this link:
After rebooting, The QuickTime Player and more importantly Final Cut Pro 6.0.6 supported all the video files. Toast 10 still had a problem until I trashed the Toast plist and pref files in the User>Library>Preferences folder and then re-installed Toast 10.0.9. Now everything works! My sincere Thanks for everyone's advice.
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